Phil White says the cycling industry is not doing enough to prevent fork failures
Whisky Parts debuted three new thru axle forks for disc-equipped road and cyclocross use and our Nick Legan is a fan of the concept
Technical FAQ with Lennard Zinn: More feedback on tubulars and tubeless, pedal threads and fork fatigue
Lennard gets more feedback on tubulars v. tubeless, plus answers questions on fork fatigue, inner-tube fatigue, pedal threads and more
Pro bike 'choices,' carbon fork fatigue, fitting tools & more
Lennard Zinn takes a new look at the old problem of brake chatter in cyclocross.
A reader asks about possible fork damage after a close encounter of the low clearance kind.
Lennard Zinn offers a few more thoughts on the subject of brake chatter on cyclocross bikes.
What can I do if I need to replace my tapered-steerer fork?
Questions about inspecting carbon forks for safety, trying Wippermann chains with Campy 10-speed systems and using Shimano MTB derailleurs with 10-speed road systems. What to do? I'm low on funds and that's the main reason I haven't replaced them as yet. I will add there are no stress fractures or noticeable wear.
Questions about fork failure from squirrel collisions, talcum powder and rolling resistance and bottom bracket life spans.
Dear Lennard, Question for you re: forks for long head tubes. I'm 6'4" and have a Seven Axiom with a roughly 30cm head tube and a Seven rebadged Reynolds carbon fork on it. It is a bit flexy when braking while cornering and I'd like to improve that. What options are out there and how do they rate vs. each other? I know Alpha Q makes one with a steerer long enough (as seen on your bike) as does Storck, but want to understand if they are better than the Reynolds vis a vis flex/rigidity. Ted Dear Ted,
Questions regarding Hincapie's broken steerer and slipping carbon seatposts.
More tire talkDear Lennard,I really enjoyed your recent wet-road tire discussion with Tom Petrie and Alberto De Gioannini. Just the topic I was looking for, but I'm still a little confused. I thought the cord compound made a big difference and it wasn't mentioned at all. I recall racing in the rain in a crit next to a friend who was running cotton-cord sew up tires as opposed to my silks. While we'd been comparable in bike handling otherwise, I found myself nearly sideways in corners while hewent around like on a rail. We'd pumped our tires to comparable pressures.I'm taking a group over for
VeloNews technical writer Lennard Zinn is a frame builder, a former U.S. national team rider and author of several books on bikes and bike maintenance. Zinn's VeloNews.com column is devoted to addressing readers' technical questions about bikes, their care and feeding and how we as riders can use them as comfortably and efficiently as possible. Zinn’s column appears each Tuesday on VeloNews.com. Question:I have a question on the durability of the RockShox World Cup carbon steer tube. I am very comfortable on my MTB with a low front end but it is causing problems on steep descents. I am
VeloNews technical writer Lennard Zinn is a frame builder, aformer U.S. national team rider and author of several books on bikes andbike maintenance. Zinn's VeloNews.com column is devoted to addressing readers'technical questions about bikes, their care and feeding and how we as riderscan use them as comfortably and efficiently as possible. Readers can send brief technical questions directly to Zinn. Zinn’s column appears each Tuesday on VeloNews.com.Question:I've been thinking about putting a 650mm wheel on the front of my bike.Will it help with acceleration as well as by dropping the front